A team of physicists has devised a simple way to measure the duration of a bizarre phenomenon called quantum tunneling.
From the forces that keep athletes twirling and sliding, to the weird laws governing the world of the very small, to the far-out concepts of time travel and alternate universes, physics covers a lot of interesting territory. Here, Live Science keeps you abreast of all the fascinating physics discoveries.Physics
A new experiment on ultra-rare astatine could open the door to cancer treatments and new research into super-heavy atoms.
Tens of thousands of planets like Earth and Neptune might orbit the giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
Telescopes all over the world watched a bright flash light up space around a distant, supermassive black hole. And then, within hours, it was gone.
The United Arab Emirates' probe Hope is on its way to Mars, marking the first planetary science mission led by an Arab country. Here's why.
New research re-examining old data showed that 28 objects previously described as distant galaxies or dim black holes are in fact bright, shrouded supermassive black holes.
One of the most important controversies in physics remains unresolved after a major new study. But at least we have a new precise number for the universe's age.
Physicists are step closer to understanding where the largest black holes in the universe came from. But new data reveals even deeper mysteries around their creation.
How much force must a penguin apply in order to blast a flying poop projectile, and how far can it travel? Fortunately for us all, scientists now have answers.
Physicists have discovered a new, exotic kind of tetraquark, made up of four charm quarks. They say it's a major breakthrough.
A big black hole gobbled up a mystery object. It emitted no light detectable from Earth. What was it?
How fast is this nearby black hole spinning? A new measurement offers clues that could solve the old mystery.
An experiment buried underground in Italy has turned up a mysterious result, and a never-before-seen "axion" particle seems like the most likely explanation.
Scientists have generated an exotic form of matter in the unique microgravity environment aboard the International Space Station and are using it to explore the quantum world, a new study finds.
The world's largest atom smasher has "given birth" to a set of four ultraheavy particles — called top quarks.
This Wednesday, thousands of scientists will #ShutDownAcademia, #ShutDownSTEM and #StrikeforBlackLives.
Aerodynamic slats newly installed on the Golden Gate Bridge produce a loud hum on windy days, as San Fransiscans learned this past weekend.
A physicist proposes that the moon is a great place to build a particle collider and conduct high-energy physics experiments.